Meaning of dirigiste in English:

dirigiste

adjective

  • Characterized by state control of economic and social policy.

    ‘a heavily dirigiste economic programme’
    • ‘a more inclusive, less dirigiste approach to decision-making’

Origin

1950s from French, from the verb diriger ‘to direct’ (see dirigisme).

Pronunciation

dirigiste

/ˌdɪrɪˈʒiːst/